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Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised him not to waste his time on grammar at his age but to turn his mind to God in worship and adoration, which would only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion.
Many scholars hold that this composition encapsulates with both brevity and simplicity the substance of all Vedantic thought found in whatever other works that Adi Shankaracharya wrote:. Translated by Giridhar, M. Retrieved 30 December Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas.
Knowledge mxlayalam which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses.
At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you. This page was last edited on 30 Augustat Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Retrieved from ” https: The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. This work of Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion Bhakti to God, Govinda, is a vastly important part of general spirituality, as emphasised by Bhakti Yoga and the Bhakti movement.
Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts.
Govndam Chinmaya Mission Trust, It is said that Shri Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was walking along a street in Varanasi one day when he came across an aged scholar reciting the rules of Sanskrit grammar repeatedly on the street.
If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel.
Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia
These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana. When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti.
The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which defines the composition and gives it its name invokes the almighty in the aspect of Vishnu ; it is therefore very popular not only with Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s immediate followers, the Smarthasbut also with Vaishnavas and others.
Chronology of Hindu texts. Views Read Edit View history. Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ. The composition consists of thirty-three verses. Part of a series on. The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation.
The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: